Health Canada granted marketing approval today (April 27) to Rockwell Medical for its Triferic AVNU, a ferric pyrophosphate citrate injection designed to replace iron for hemoglobin maintenance in adults with hemodialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease. The drug is expected to become commercially available in 2022. President and CEO of Rockwell Medical, Dr. Russell Ellison, M.Sc., stated, “The approval of Triferic AVNU by Health Canada is the first international regulatory approval for our intravenous therapy and marks important progress for our strategy to bring Triferic to markets around the world. There are more than 20,000 Canadians undergoing dialysis. We expect Triferic AVNU to be an important new treatment option for dialysis clinics and the patients they serve.”

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